Support For Christi Thomas

This blog is to help offer support to the Thomas Family and their daughter, Christi, in her battle against cancer. Please visit Christi's website at to learn more. There, you'll find journals, photos and a lots of other information about this amazing child and her family.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

FINALLY: The news I've been telling you I'd share!

We've been keeping this a secret because we were not 100% sure it was going to happen, but it's safe to share now! You may remember there the infamous Hope Jackson from Billings, Montana and now Douglas, Wyoming who for about 4 years had been using Christi's pictures and "story", pretending to be me and scamming famous people (Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Josh Turner, Kate Gosselin, Brad Paisley and others). 

Hope Jackson was eventually charged with a felony and served a tiny bit of jail time for ONE of her many scams. ABC Nightline news contacted us about a year ago asking for our permission to do this story. We agreed and have been in contact back and forth ever since with two of their reporters, following Hope's situation, her other charges, the other cancer children she also exploited, etc., etc., etc. (absolutely mind-boggling and disgusting). 

Well, ABC will come to our home to  interview us on Tuesday. They told us to plan for four hours - setting up camera and lights, interviewing us for about two hours, tearing down, etc. This ought to be an experience! Oh, the things Christi gets us into - hee hee! Sure miss that awesome little gal! 

As much as I dread all of this hassle at such a busy time in our lives, I do feel it's important to share the devastating story of pediatric cancer which is so vastly underfunded and I can't help but think we will feel Christi close by!  I also hope with others learning about Hope Jackson they will be on the watch out for her and leery if ever coming into contact with her.  I'll keep you posted!  Meanwhile, let me also share some homecoming picture from Shayla's dance last night!  Good times!  I can't even imagine how much fun it would have been to have had Christi alive last night as a Senior, and getting two daughters ready for the festivities!
Shayla & Blake at Riley's home

school friends

Tough Flowers!

We thought it only fitting to take their pictures at the Ritz last night before they went to dinner since they have both been involved with the Ritz, in a variety of ways, since they were little.  Currently, they are both in the Thespian Guild and in a play there.  Blake has a big lead; Shayla - not so much!  Lol!  This is where Blake presented Shayla with flowers and asked her to go to homecoming with him.

Shayla, honey, you have many talents, but pinning on boutonnieres is not one of them!  Sorry!

Shay Shay & Maddi at Heidelberg

Shayne & Shayla

I had a ball taking her pictures!

School friends gather before dinner, dancing and after party bon fire


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